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Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: LT GREY] #422456
11/20/07 09:25 PM
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 Originally Posted By: LT GREY
grass tuff,????


Yeah Billfrank...that's a good one! How big of a wad to you ball up?

Ever use the burnt hide one? I use a piece if dried deer hide tacked down...nothing like the smell of burnt hair! ha! \:\)


if you are going to be the spelling police, start in your posts..

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: ] #427864
11/24/07 07:30 PM
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......OK then...How big of a wad "DO" YOU ball up?...."OF" Deer Hair.

OK, we got it!

Note: These sets don't work well in snow!

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: LT GREY] #477170
12/22/07 07:14 PM
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Been using a beat in impression into the ground covered with chopped grass, no dirt. Has worked well in the rainy mess we're in. The ground is water saturated in many places.

Flat set: Fresh droppings and a bit of call or gland, up against a grass tuff...sometimes urine, sometimes not.

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: LT GREY] #477741
12/23/07 12:44 AM
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i like a light or dark color medium size rock ... if at all possible just something with a bit of contrast ... works for me!

generaly always setting for fox as my target, but pick up most everything ... million dollar double shown in picture lol \:\)

i use a vic 1.75 bedded and set back no more than about a inch or so ... lure or urine placed on side/bottom edge of rock towards trap (trap placement is determined by prevailing wind direction, but it don't hurt to set up two sets allowing for a change in the wind)


Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: ] #480988
12/24/07 11:28 PM
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When ya'll use the charred wood do you bring it with you or is it something that is already there? Does it matter?


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Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: remmag7mm] #481282
12/25/07 03:49 AM
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I met an experienced, female canine trapper a couple of years ago who used charred wood for backing at her flat sets. She made them and took them with her on location.

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Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: Jonathan] #483883
12/26/07 10:41 PM
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thanks


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Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: remmag7mm] #485245
12/27/07 08:15 PM
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you guys forgot the T bone set too. or cow skull and stick the lure up in nose cavity

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: NWMO] #532151
01/21/08 05:57 PM
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I always bring in my charred wood...in fact I am always on the lookout for a piece of tree or old root that will come in handy once burnt.

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: LT GREY] #532336
01/21/08 07:32 PM
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 Originally Posted By: LT GREY
I always bring in my charred wood...in fact I am always on the lookout for a piece of tree or old root that will come in handy once burnt.


I make my own charred wood blocks by the dozen and use them all the time, today I had 3 toated off, never found them. It happens every once in awhile but 3 in one night...........


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Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: Billfrank] #532859
01/21/08 09:53 PM
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Dang Billfrank did you forget the trap? Should have had 1003. \:\)

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: LT GREY] #532946
01/21/08 10:13 PM
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since we are talking about flat sets, please tell us why you choose a specific location, what do you think the reason the target catch will come to that location. Also. I have somewhere in the neighbor hood of about 18" of snow. So how do you make your flat sets? do you dig down to dirt, or make it ontop of the snow? if you have any pictures of flat sets where there is snow would help get the idea.

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: mossyback] #571410
02/10/08 04:41 PM
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I wouldn't use a flat set in that much snow....I'd use a post set...something that really stuck out along a line of travel. You would need something that caught the coyote's eye. I use these in conjuction with large baits in that much snow!

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TTT.. This one has been dead awhile..lol


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Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: ] #1869953
03/03/10 11:59 PM
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Has been dead for a while. If we're gonna keep it going I like to use whatever is avalible at the set. I'll have to give the charred wood a try.


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Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: Coyote_killer14] #1869977
03/04/10 12:12 AM
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i like two rocks trap in between medium sized use lure on the inside near the bottom of each rock for me it is a killer set

as well as bones etc anything thatl stick out for me i like to use my favorite flat set is anythign i can smear a good gland of loud lure to and set a trap on front of it ......simple rub set even go as far as to put a lil food type lure under the rock and stick a lil wool so it stickes out just a bit

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Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: TravC] #1870360
03/04/10 08:56 AM
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I'm a wood man. Big chunk of stump. cut fire wood half or one of the angle cut pieces. During fall.. set one trap 6 inches back. During winter set two traps 6-8 inches back. Attractors urine, glands or dab of call lure underneath. Excellent set in the winter IF the snow doesn't pile up over it....lol I'm sure thats why LT doesn't prefer it during that time frame. Still, it does have its place under conifers were the ground seldom freezes and there is a bit of a snow block.

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: ] #1870581
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Can barely chip out a trap bed in the Winter sure ain't going to DIG out a dirthole. In the Fall its a great change up and if a flat set jumps out at me..aka a natural one I set it up.

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: MChewk] #1870636
03/04/10 11:46 AM
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I have a old piece of charred cedar,kinda shaped like a horseshoe,that I have used alot over the years.I don't dig a hole but use the natural hole created by the wood and dig a flat set right in front.It has been the death of alot of coyotes and fox.I usually need very little urine or lure as I guess it has alot of smell already.

Re: The No.1 flat set I use is: [Re: MChewk] #1870644
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We have alot of areas with pine,hemlock where the ground is covered with needles or fairly bare underneath the canopy.my favorite type of flat set to use in these areas is pretty simple.I find a substantial piece of broken up log,large branch ect.. on sight.If its small enough and not to rotten I'll flip it over in its spot,disturbance,fresh dirt smell I believe are important in this case.I either use a small amount of meat bait under the front of the backing(just lift up backing and put a spoonfull just under the edge)or a turd or two with a good shot of urine right against the backing.I then bed the trap so the pan is about 6" back and to the right an inch or so.Then blend to look natural.
Another version I like:Take a small pine tree,head high,and bend/break so the top is on the ground but still attatched to the base.I scruff up tip of the tree a little(chewed look I guess) and hit with a good shot of pee.Then I bed the trap the same as above.If I am ambitious I will then bed a trap up against the base of the tree on the open side and use a smear of castor on the side of the (stump), 2 traps one set.I have taken coyotes and a fair number of cats with both of these sets.Of course location is important,I set along alot of old logging roads using both of these.The broken tree set is very effective if the top ends up sticking out into the logging road or trail.
Not really on topic but the bent tree is also a convenient way to make a walk-thru.


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